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The popularity of the Pokemon franchise is so strong that when Pokemon GO was released and gave players the ability to catch Pokemon in “real life”, it saw the public go crazy for it. So much so that players were playing the game while driving resulting in a few accidents. The good news is that The Pokemon Company might have a way to prevent that.

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In an interview with Nikkei, The Pokemon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that they are thinking of creating a new accessory that would make playing the game less “dangerous” for players. However it seems that for now the company is only thinking about it so it is unclear if or when such an accessory would be released.

Ishihara was quoted as saying, “To avoid the danger, we also released “Pokemon Go Plus,” the smartphone-linked wearable device, so that “Pokemon Go” players do not have to always be looking down at their smartphone screens. Together with Nintendo, we are thinking of developing a new device that can be played more safely.”

It will be interesting to see what they might be able to come up with, but so far the folks at Niantic have been actively updating the app to include features that effectively prevents players from playing while driving.

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